Letters To The Editor

Diabetes benefit organizers thank supporters

To the Journal editor: Close to 100 swimmers and numerous kayakers participated in the 14th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes on Saturday, July 29. It was a perfect day for the 2.25-mile swim across Teal Lake and our newest event, the “Short-n-Sweet” 1/4-mile race. Dr. Michael ...

Letters to the Editor: Empire Mine closure impacts many

To the Journal Editor: As a miner laid off due to the Empire Mine closing, I take issue with the story about Project Empire. It was stated that the “exhaustion of iron ore and nickel in the near future is a reality”. There are large reserves of ore still available, it’s more of an ...

Letters to the Editor: Birds of Praise from the Raptor Center

To the Journal editor: I am writing to thank you for The Mining Journal’s editorial of Aug. 19 in which you expressed support for the work we do at the Chocolay Raptor Center. Actually, this thank you goes to all of the good coverage The Mining Journal, and broadcast media, have given to ...

Scripture most appropriate now

To the Journal editor: I read the following this morning: “Be strong lest prosperity lift you up too much or adversity cast you down. Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle also that you ...

Van Damme drivers lauded for safety

To the Journal editor: Since the inception of the Eagle Mine, there has been controversy over the safety of the route from the Triple A to the Humboldt mill site. Presently they run from the mine down Marquette County Road 550 and pick up U.S. 41. Four years ago at our coffee klatch, we ...

President needs to get it straight

To the Journal editor: In light of the events that unfolded over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia: this needs to stop. And we need to stop endorsing a President who made it no secret what kind of a person he is on the campaign trail at his rallies, through his top cabinet picks, and ...

Letters to the Editor: Voelker offered best piece of fishing lit ever

To the Journal editor: In reference to Doug Mills’s letter of 7-16, I offer comments on his request to the DNR to keep the location of wild native brook trout confidential with comments about John Voelker. Mills expressed concern about the ruin of the environment. Don’t worry, Mr. Mills. ...

Letters to the Editor: Community thanked for PWPL support

To the Journal Editor: On behalf of the library board of trustees and staff, I would like to thank the city of Marquette voters for their overwhelming support of the Peter White Public Library on Aug. 8. It is heartening to see such public support for the library. This capital improvement ...

Letters to the Editor: Negaunee citizens come through

To the Journal editor: On behalf of Negaunee Public School’s Board of Education, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Negaunee voters for supporting our sinking fund millage. The result of the Aug. 8 election confirms our thought of how fortunate we are to be part of such ...

Letters to the Editor: And justice for all

To the Journal editor: As part of celebrating Labor Day that honors the contributions of our workers to progressing our country, we define, justify, and apply justice to declare just worker rights. What is justice? Justice is revealed in our history when we progressed from justice for few ...

LWV not non-partisan

To the Journal Editor: I must take issue with your Where We Stand editorial of Wednesday, Aug. 2, regarding the League of Women Voters. In your editorial, you stated, “Nonpartisanship is a cornerstone of the LWV’s mission since it doesn’t support or oppose any political party or ...

Letters to the Editor

4 reasons part-time move is bad To the Journal editor: Lt. Gov. Calley has recently called to make the Michigan Legislature part time. While I understand the urge to save a little money and stick it to the political class, here are four reasons it’s probably not a good idea. First, the ...

Letters to the Editor

Bergman must change position To the Journal editor: I’m very concerned with the health insurance circus that is running in the 115th Congress. The House Bill (H.R. 1628) that U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman supported, that even President Trump characterized as “mean,” was forwarded to the ...

Letters to the Editor: Codifying nurse-to-patient ratios needed

To the Journal editor: Registered nurses at UP Health System-Marquette (formerly Marquette General Hospital) have joined the nationwide chorus of RNs supporting legislative action at both the state and federal level to codify the nurse-to-patient ratios. In Michigan, several bills have been ...

Tax relief needed

To the Journal editor: As the head of a statewide construction trade association, I see firsthand how high federal taxes and an increasing number of government regulations have negatively impacted Michigan’s construction industry, which employs more than 160,000 people in the state. This ...

Letters to the Editor: New group looks forward to future

To the Journal editor: Thank you for the editorial opinion “New Marquette County League of Women Voters a positive step” that you published in the Aug. 2 Mining Journal. We were pleased to have Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck interview us and publish a nice article introducing the ...

Letters to the Editor: SHF says thanks

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Superior Health Foundation team, Board of Directors and Cancer Care of Marquette County, we extend a sincere thank you to the many outstanding people and businesses that did their part to ensure an outstanding Superior Health Foundation Annual Golf ...

Letters to the editor: Eagle owner thankful

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank the Marquette City Commission, staff and residents for all the time and effort spent over the last eight weeks in soliciting, analyzing and questioning the bids received for the city’s trash and recycling collection. It was a time-consuming ...

Cambensy top choice

To the Journal editor: Please join me in voting for Sara Cambensy for the 109th District House of Representatives on Tuesday. Sara was elected to the Marquette City Commission three times so she has already proven that she is dedicated to serving the people with courage, integrity, ...

Derocha deserves support

To the Journal editor: WIth an important election fast approaching, we are listening closely to all the candidates because so many issues exist in the Upper Peninsula. We need experienced people to speak up for the U.P. and work to resolve them. Our biggest issue at this time is attracting ...